For efficient, effective and economical operation in a manufacturing unit of an organization, it is essential to integrate the production planning and control system. Production planning and subsequent production control follow adaption of product design and finalization of a production process.

Production planning and control address a fundamental problem of low productivity, inventory management and resource utilization.

Production planning is required for scheduling, dispatch, inspection, quality management, inventory management, supply management and equipment management. Production control ensures that production team can achieve required production target, optimum utilization of resources, quality management and cost savings.

Production Planning and Control Professional Table of Contents

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Overview of Planning and Control

  • Manufacturing versus Service Operations
  • Customer Influence in Design
  • Process Categories
  • Order Winners and Order Qualifiers
  • Business Environment Issues
  • Process Analysis
  • Information Flows

Forecasting Fundamentals

  • Fundamental Principles of Forecasting
  • Forecasts Categories
  • Forecast Errors

Sales and Operations Planning

  • Operations Planning
  • Sales and Operations Planning Design
  • S & OP Strategies
  • Business Environment Issues

The Master Schedule

  • Background and Links to the SOP
  • Master Schedule Horizon
  • Time Fences
  • Sources of Demand
  • Basic Methodology
  • Impact of Product Environment
  • Available-to-Promise Logic
  • Planning Options in and ATO Environment
  • The Two-Level Master Schedule
  • Demand Management

Inventory Management

  • Inventory Concepts
  • Inventory Categories
  • Economic Order Quantity (EOQ)
  • Independent Demand Inventory Reorder Models
  • Inventory Control

Material Requirements Planning

  • Background and Fundamental Concepts
  • Bills of Material
  • MRP Issues and Challenges
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

Capacity Management

  • Capacity Basics
  • Rough-cut Capacity Planning
  • Capacity Requirements Planning (CRP)
  • Input/Output Control
  • Capacity Measures

Production Activity Control

  • PAC Data
  • Prioritizing Work
  • Scheduling
  • Loading
  • Corrective Actions

Lean Production and JIT

  • Lean Production
  • The Pull System
  • Kanban
  • Master Scheduling

Theory of Contraints and Drum-Buffer-Rope

  • Theory of Constraints Principles
  • Managing the Constraint
  • Improving TOC Principles
  • Impacts on Operations Strategy
  • Constraint Causes Types
  • Logistics and Theory of Constraints
  • Scheduling and the Theory of Constraints
  • Mutiple Time Buffers
  • Control Points and Batches
  • Using Drum-Buffer-Rope

Purchasing and Distribution

  • Purchasing Issues and Responsibility
  • Distribution Requirement Planning
  • Using BOD
  • DRP and Lean Production

System Integration and Implementation

  • System Design and Selection
  • Implementation Approaches

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